Cambodia Upholds Murder Conviction of Khmer Rouge Commander


Cambodia’s Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a former Khmer Rouge commander for the murder of three western backpackers.

The five-member Supreme Court rejected Chhouk Rin’s final appeal against his conviction and life sentence for his role in the deaths of the backpackers.

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The three young men from Australia, Britain and France were captured in 1994 during a Khmer Rouge attack on a passenger train in southern Cambodia. They were held for several weeks at a Khmer Rouge mountain stronghold before being killed after ransom negotiations failed.

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